Comes with the acceptor itself, mounting hardware, and a cable for power/signal. The coin falls through, you choose how and where to store them.
To program the validator, go through the instruction sheet - you'll need about 20 of each coin to help program the acceptor. After programming, connect a 10K (1K to 100K is fine) pullup resistor from the white wire to your microcontroller's VCC line (for Arduino, this is a +5V). Insert different coins, and verify that the coin line pulses high for about 40 milliseconds the right number of times.
You can download the Electronic Piggy Bank project code from github.
- Power requirements: 12VDC (+- 20%)
- Quiescent current: ~25mA
- Peak current (for solenoid): 400mA
- Accepts coins from 15mm to 29mm in diameter, 1.2mm to 3.8mm thick
- Programmable for up to four different coins
- Does not work with coins that have 'holes' in the center! Also may not work with NZ $1 coins (one report)
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